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A leaden day, beneath a leaden sky. Currently, 36˚F, with a mix of snow, rain, and sleet forecast for tonight.

I had another restless night, poor sleep, and that makes the fourth in a row. Towards the end, there was a dream of being back in Athens, Georgia, and when I awoke I didn't try to go back to sleep again.

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X-FILES SPOILERS BELOW

I have to admit I wasn't happy with the last night's "season finale" for the six-episode The X-Files mini-series. But not for the reason a lot of other people aren't happy with "My Struggle II." I was absolutely fine with the cliffhanger, even if it's never resolved. What I'm not happy with is that Chris Carter squeezed an epic story of global apocalypse into 87 minutes, the apocalypse we were warned about way back...well, way back. "My Struggle II" was horribly rushed, and Scully's illogical leaps, ad hoc reasoning, and unfounded conclusions left me wondering if I were watching an SNL spoof of the series. I can't help but feel that Chris Carter missed a great opportunity, and I don't mean to tie up all the lose ends and "finish the story." I don't care if the story is forever left "unfinished." If you know me, you know I generally don't give two shits about resolution. But we could have had a good six-episode mini-series that gave us a coherent look at Mulder and Scully fourteen years after the end of the original series (and seven years after the last theatrical film). For my part, I wish "My Struggle" had been told as a six-episode story arc. This was, alas, not to be.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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dipsomaniac
Feb. 23rd, 2016 05:37 pm (UTC)
What I'm not happy with is that Chris Carter squeezed an epic story of global apocalypse into 87 minutes

Same here. Though I was thrilled to see The X-Files back on the air and would happily watch a bad episode of the show any day over most of the other stuff that's on tv these days.
Kiki Lang
Feb. 23rd, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Sadly agree.
It's sad ending for one of the best broadcast television shows. The whole dream sequences of life with their child ruined the other episodes. I'm still not sure why they had that fight scene, are they going to sell a Kung Fu action gripe Mulder doll?
Eric Cantwell
Feb. 24th, 2016 05:43 am (UTC)
The season finale sucked. Nothing carried any weight, problems were much too easily discerned and resolutions too easy and too fast. It all seemed glaringly staged.
setsuled
Feb. 24th, 2016 07:46 am (UTC)
It did feel more like a trailer than an episode. Duchovney has said in interviews he doesn't think he and Anderson are up to doing a full length season but I'm really not sure why. He looks like he's in great shape. The Twin Peaks revival's going to be nearly twenty episodes and the stars of that show have aged just as much. But maybe that's just David Lynch being more committed to what needs to be done for his story.
Kiki Lang
Feb. 24th, 2016 03:11 pm (UTC)
The Big Screen
I've heard that Chris Carter is writing the next X-Files movie.
everville340
Feb. 25th, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
What I'm not happy with is that Chris Carter squeezed an epic story of global apocalypse into 87 minutes, the apocalypse we were warned about way back...well, way back.

It felt horridly rushed, whether meant to end the series once and for all or to tease something possibly yet to come. To have had any new X-Files at all was amazing, but that quick arc of leaps and reasoning was almost a disservice to the character of Scully in an episode clearly meant to honor her history and that of the show.
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